Accountancy & Finance

Payroll Team Leader

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job Ref: SFRS-23868
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This vacancy is managed by:

Rob Simpson

Rob Simpson

Job Description

Elevation Senior Finance are currently looking to recruit an experienced Payroll Team Leader for a leading Charity based in Leeds centre.

Reporting to the Payroll manager and managing 2 payroll administrators you will ensure that the payroll is processed in an accurate and timely manner on a monthly basis. Deliver documented end-to-end payroll and auto-enrolment pension related processes, giving technical training assistance to direct reports as necessary. Provide support to the Payroll Manager in wider process improvement and project work as required and act as nominated deputy for all monthly compliance file submissions post payroll approval and payment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Deliver completed monthly payroll submission for final review and approval in line with agreed timelines, providing processing support as necessary and allocating workloads as appropriate
• Support the Payroll Manager with review of pay processing work carried out by administrator colleagues and provide training to colleagues as required
• Ensure compliance with all HMRC regulations in monthly processing
• Identify any areas of non-compliance with FCC pay related policies, escalating any recurring significant issues as required
• In the absence of the Payroll Manager, transmit the RTI, FPS & EPS to HMRC
• Run monthly BACS report and other MI month end reports
• Format and reconcile pension reports, run compliance checks through Aviva AME system and transmit monthly payments reports
• Supervise payment of all monthly payroll deductions to third parties, eg attachment of earnings, with appropriate backing documentation
• Ensure any monthly over/underpayments are processed and communicated promptly to colleagues
• Collate and report payroll processing KPI’s on a monthly basis
• Reconcile employee benefit deductions
• Maintain system of payroll records and spreadsheets; proactively suggesting improvements to current systems and processes of recording and balancing
• Ensure all relevant pension communications are sent to colleagues s in line with auto-enrolment legislation via email-merge
• Set out a systematic timetable for periodic data cleansing exercises between payroll and HR systems, making better use of existing reporting capability
• Liaise with wider finance team colleagues in any required accounting reconciliation of payroll related control account balances
• Ensure sufficient information is retained and collated to deliver the annual PAYE Settlement Agreement and P11D submissions
• Remain up-to-date with legislative changes, attending webinars/training courses/technical updates and providing impact analysis as required
• Take responsibility for monthly reviews and annual appraisals of direct reports, identifying developmental objectives and providing coaching support as necessary

The successful candidate will require the following:

• Up to date knowledge of HMRC regulations, rates and allowances. RTI, Auto-enrolment, Gender Pay Gap Reporting and Apprenticeship Levy
• Manual gross to net calculation
• Significant experience of working within a Payroll Department of equivalent size and complexity
• Significant experience supervising and training colleagues and delivering an end-to-end payroll process
• An accredited certificate obtained in payroll, business administration or finance from a credible higher institution with practical understanding of payroll practices and procedures (desirable)
• Involvement in a Payroll and HR system integration project

Elevation Accountancy & Finance is a specialist division of Elevation Recruitment focusing on the recruitment of talented Accountancy and Finance professionals across all levels, from Ledger Clerks through to Financial Directors in Yorkshire and surrounding regions. If you match the specified criteria and are interested in discussing the position in more detail, we would love to hear from you.

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